Grateful Dead Hour no. 1560

August 12th, 2018

Week of August 13, 2018

Part 1 30:45
Dead & Company 6/6/18 Noblesville IN
HELP ON THE WAY->
SLIPKNOT!->
FRANKLIN’S TOWER

Part 2 25:07
Dead & Company 6/6/18 Noblesville IN
VIOLA LEE BLUES
Bob Weir, Heaven Help the Fool (Rhino)
EASY TO SLIP
Grateful Dead 5/19/74 Portland Coliseum
SCARLET BEGONIAS

Grateful Dead Records is taking orders for Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings – six complete shows, two each from from Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. I was at the 5/19/74 show in Portland, and it’s one for the ages (you’ve heard the second-set jam on the GD Hour many times over the years). The other five shows are damn good, too! (This “Scarlet Begonias” is from my stash – the mastered recordings are going to sound even better!)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The music sharing community Lossless Legs. If you have a rare and different recording you’d like to share, you can sign up at shnflac.net

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. After being honored with a “Lifetime Achievement” Grammy, the legendary Original Meters rhythm section of Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter Jr. will team up with Cyril Neville  and members of Dumpstaphunk at The Cap on Thursday, August 23. Foundation of Funk at The Cap will dive deep into the extensive catalog to create a truly unique Meters experience. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1559

August 5th, 2018

Week of August 6, 2018

Part 1 36:41
Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
DRUMS->
SPACE->
NOT FADE AWAY->
STELLA BLUE->
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT

Part 2 18:58
Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
US BLUES
Grateful Dead, Anthem of the Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Rhino)
THAT’S IT FOR THE OTHER ONE (original mix)
COLD RAIN AND SNOW (10/22/67)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, August 23, the legendary rhythm section of the Original Meters – Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter Jr. – team up with Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers and members of Dumpstaphunk to honor The Meters’ 50 year history. NOLA takes over New York. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Summer sale – free shipping

August 5th, 2018

Most of David’s CDs are available for $10, with free shipping! Free shipping on books (paperback and hardcover), too.

Click here for more info and ordering

Newspaper article about DG

July 29th, 2018

David Gans continues to honor the Dead
Musician, writer, historian plays Buchanan Common
by Jeremy D Bonfiglio 7/26/18

Excerpt:

“One of the most important things that I learned from the Grateful Dead was to treat all material equally,” Gans says by phone from his home in Oakland. “The Dead were amazing songwriters and really, really brilliant interpreters of other people’s music. Then, of course, there is a lot of improvisation in there as well, so I consider myself a spiritual child of the Grateful Dead in that I treat all material equally and just try to tell a story without favoring one or the other.”

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1558

July 29th, 2018

Week of July 30, 2018

Part 1 23:10
Dead & Company 6/15/18 Citifield, New York
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED->
EASY ANSWERS

Grateful Dead, American Beauty (Rhino)
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Part 2 32:12

Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
ESTIMATED PROPHET->
EYES OF THE WORLD->
NEVER TRUST A WOMAN

This is an especially interesting stretch of music in a show that’s pretty great overall. “Eyes of the World” was usually delivered at a very fast clip in this period, but somehow the band tipped into a more relaxed, kinda cruising groove here. After Eyes, when Bob and Jerry left the stage for the drums, Brent Mydland stayed out there and eased into one of his sad blues songs, “Never Trust a Woman.” Phil Lesh stayed with him – and as the song unfolded, Jerry and Bob came back out and played some more. Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Foundations of Funk celebrates 50 Years of the Meters at The Cap on Thursday, August 23 with George Porter, Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Cyril Neville and Tony Hall. Garcia’s hosts Grateful Dead night every Wednesday. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1557

July 22nd, 2018

Week of July 23, 2018

Part 1 27:13
Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
SCARLET BEGONIAS->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Part 2 28:11
Dead & Company 6/15/18 Citi Field, New York NY
A LOVE SUPREME->
THE OTHER ONE->
ESTIMATED PROPHET

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Thursday, September 6 it’s Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Featuring Nicki Bluhm & Eric Krasno. This is your chance to see Phil at this home away from home, one of Jerry Garcia’s favorite venues: the good ol’ Grateful Capitol Theatre! Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1556

July 16th, 2018

Week of July 16, 2018

Part 1 23:11
Dead & Company 6/30/18 Autzen Stadium, Eugene OR
FENNARIO->
SUGAREE

Part 2 31:17
Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
IT’S ALL OVER NOW
ALTHEA->
LET IT GROW

I enjoyed the hell out of Dead & Company’s Summer 2018 tour! I’ve pulled lots of highlights to share in the coming months. You can get these shows in a variety of formats from livedead.co

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Legendary, Grammy-winning bluesman Buddy Guy and young blues guitar icon Jonny Lang play The Cap on Saturday, July 28. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1555

July 8th, 2018

Week of July 9, 2018

Part 1 25:00
Dead & Company 6/30/18 Autzen Stadium, Eugene OR
DEAL
BROKEDOWN PALACE

The Barton Hills Choir, Dead Songs vol 2
EYES OF THE WORLD

Part 2 30:37
Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
FENNARIO->
CC RIDER
BIRD SONG

I especially enjoyed the interplay between Jerry Garcia’s guitar and Brent Mydland’s keyboards in “Bird Song.” Lots of interesting adventures in this recording – we’ll hear more of 4/3/82 in the next few weeks.

I’ve been listening to the Dead & Company summer tour as it has unfolded, and I am seriously impressed! I mean, I knew it would be good, but it is exceeding my high expectations! I’ll be featuring more of 6/30/18 and other highlights of this tour over the coming weeks and months. You can get Dead & Company live shows in a variety of formats from livedead.co

The Barton Hills Choir is a grade-school ensemble from Austin, Texas, under the direction of Gavin Tabone. I’ve done three live performances with the Choir, and I contributed to two songs on their second collection of Grateful Dead favorites. Here’s a link to a video for “Eyes of the World.”

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Peter Shapiro’s Dayglo Presents. The music of the Grateful Dead will ring out this summer in New York City’s parks! On Thursday, July 19, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead plays Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell. And on Wednesday, September 5, Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band return to Central Park SummerStage. Tickets and more info at bricartsmedia.org and cityparksfoundation.com/summerstage

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. LA-based Grateful Shred makes their East Coast debut at Garcia’s on Thursday, July 12. Grateful Shred was born in a desert and raised in a lion’s den, and this is your chance to see them in New York! Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1554

July 1st, 2018

Week of July 2, 2018

Part 1 28:50
Dead & Company 6/6/18 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville IN
THE OTHER ONE->
DIRE WOLF
SPACE->
THE OTHER ONE

Part 2 26:27
Grateful Dead 5/17/74 PNE Coliseum, Vancouver BC
MONEY MONEY
Dead & Company 6/6/18 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville IN
COMES A TIME
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Grateful Dead have announced a boxed set featuring six shows from the Pacific Northwest in 1973 and 1974. This recording from 5/17/74 is from one of the six shows, but this tape hasn’t been mastered by Jeffrey Norman yet. Preorder now at dead.net/pacificnorthwest

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, July 12, Grateful Shred makes their East Coast debut at Garcia’s, channeling that elusive Dead vibe and yes, plenty of tripped out, Shredded solos. Grateful Shred, July 12 at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Carnahan on “Drop the Bone”

June 27th, 2018

Got a nice email from Danny Carnahan, founder of Wake the Dead, who recently bought a copy of Drop the Bone:

“I’m enjoying the heck out of the new CD. Your singing has never been more relaxed and fluid. Well done! And I was amused at the shoutout for Haight and Buena Vista*. I lived at that corner for nearly two years in the early ’80s. And today’s favorite rhyme is ‘Marco Polo’ with ‘just a solo.’ Ha! The bonus CD was a fun listen as well. The trimmed-down radio mixes were well-considered and retained the fun and the punch of the full-length versions.”

*in “Summer By the Bay

You can order the CD and/or the bonus disc here!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1553

June 24th, 2018

Week of June 25, 2018

Part 1 20:31
Grateful Dead 6/9/90 Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
BLACK MUDDY RIVER
Grateful Dead 6/22/73 PNE Coliseum. Vancouver BC
HERE COMES SUNSHINE

Part 2 34:27
Dead & Company 6/1/18 BB&T Pavilion, Camden NJ
JACK STRAW->
COLD RAIN AND SNOW
CASSIDY->
JACK STRAW

Grateful Dead have announced a boxed set featuring six shows from the Pacific Northwest in 1973 and 1974. I was at one of them (5/19/74 in Portland) and I’ve heard most of the other shows, too. GREAT stuff! This recording of 6/22/73 is not from the new set – it’ll sound even better after Jeffrey Norman gets through with it. Preorder now at dead.net/pacificnorthwest

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Just announced at The Cap is Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band on Thursday, September 6, featuring special guests Eric Krasno and Nicki Bluhm. Tickets are available now! Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1552

June 17th, 2018

Week of June 18, 2018

Part 1 7:34
Joe Craven and the Sometimers, Garcia Songbook (Blender Logic)
GOMORRAH

Part 2 47:20
Grateful Dead 6/9/90 Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
DRUMS->
SPACE->
DEAR MR. FANTASY->
HEY JUDE->
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER->
STELLA BLUE->
TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Peter Shapiro’s Dayglo Presents. The music of the Grateful Dead will ring out this summer in New York City’s parks! On Thursday, July 19, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead plays Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell. And on Wednesday, September 5, Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band return to Central Park SummerStage. Tickets and more info at bricartsmedia.org and cityparksfoundation.com/summerstage

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band perform with special guests Eric Krasno and Nicko Bluhm at The Cap on Thursday, September 6. Tickets are on sale now! Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: all done!

June 11th, 2018

The winners and been chosen and notified, and the tickets are in the mail. If you haven’t heard from us about this, you did not win.

Thanks to all who entered!

Tickets are still available for all or most of the remaining shows, I’m pretty sure. Find out here!

And you can watch the shows live online via nugs.net

You can download the shows in a variety of formats from livedead.co

Enjoy!!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1551

June 10th, 2018

Week of June 11, 2018

Part 1 13:26
Dead & Company 5/30/18 Xfinity Center, Mansfield MA
ALABAMA GETAWAY
IT’S ALL OVER NOW

Part 2 42:16
Grateful Dead 6/9/90 Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
VICTIM OR THE CRIME->
TOUCH OF GREY->
LOOKS LIKE RAIN->
TERRAPIN STATION

Dead & Company kicked off their summer tour in Massachusetts on May 30, and the set list included these two old favorites that are new to this band’s repertoire. Dead & COmpany concert recordings are available in a variety of formats from livedead.co, and tickets for the summer tour (which continues through July 14) are available from deadandcompany.com

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Founding Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh returns to The Cap on Thursday, September 6 to perform with The Terrapin Family Band with special guests Eric Krasno and Nicki Bluhm. Tickets are available now! Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Peter Shapiro’s Dayglo Presents. The music of the Grateful Dead will ring out this summer in New York City’s parks! On Thursday, July 19, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead plays Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell. And on Wednesday, September 5, Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band return to Central Park SummerStage. Tickets and more info at bricartsmedia.org and cityparksfoundation.com/summerstage

DeadCo/GDH ticket giveaway: July 11, 13, and 14

June 7th, 2018

Winners for July 11 are Rob and Seth; winners for July 13 are Adam and Marilyn; winners for July 14 are Karen and Mike. Thanks to all who entered!!

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Let’s do the last three shows all at once: Wednesday, July 11 at the Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, and Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14 at Folsom Field in Boulder CO. You may enter for all three shows but you can only win one.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded. And you may only enter once for each show!